With a $100,000 prize up for grabs, the Falcons have taken their strongest squad of the tournament to Geelong for the match against the VFL’s Williamstown at Kardinia Park.
Backman Dan Hunt and midfielder Matt Guadagnin will miss the clash through work commitments, while injury has ruled out forward pressure enforcer Kody Manning.
Comparing the sides’ form in their respective state leagues, Williamstown looks a lock for the VFL finals, where it is fifth with nine wins from 13 games.
West Perth has struggled for consistency in the WAFL and appears certain to miss September action with six wins from 14 matches.
Coach Bill Monaghan expected the Seagulls, with ‘a lot of quality all over the park’, to mount a tough challenge.
‘Williamstown have got multiple options through the midfield and they’ve got a good forward structure so we’re going to really need to be at our best to beat them,’ he said.
‘They’re good inside, but they’ve got a really good balance about moving the ball on the outside’